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On Makeup and Authenticity

On Makeup and Authenticity

Last week, I photographed my friends Sara and Tatiana going through the steps of their makeup routine, and documented each step.

I’m not going to even pretend that I understood the intricacies of what they were doing. All that I knew was that, by the time they were done, they’d used a host of products (19 for Sara), each with a very specific function. The three of us have been friends since our freshman year of high school, yet I’d never witnessed this ritual of theirs. They came to school every day with poreless skin and well-defined cheekbones, but I never gave it much of a thought.

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